Mascaron

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Mascaron (archit.) a grotesque face on door-knockers, spouts, &c
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. masque—Sp. mascara—Ar. maskharat, a jester, man in masquerade.

Usage

In literature:

We were for naming him the Chevalier Mascaron, and I think he will even surpass his friend.
"The Best of the World's Classics, Restricted to Prose, Vol. VII (of X)--Continental Europe I" by Various
Jean Mascaron was born at Marseilles in 1634.
"A Short History of French Literature" by George Saintsbury
Mascaron has the older fault of prodigal and somewhat indiscriminate erudition.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 11, Slice 2" by Various
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